The One with Trampled Snow Art from Simon Beck


Thursday, January 17, 2013

I've always been a fan of types of art that some people might find unusual, or not art at all, like paint splatterings by Jackson Pollock,
  and duotone canvases by Mark Rothko.
Or, my most favorite work of Conceptual Art is An Oak Tree by Michael Craig-Martin. The artist literally thinks this glass of water up on a shelf is an oak tree...
Enter today's artist: Simon Beck! 
"Since 2004 England-based Simon Beck has strapped on a pair of snowshoes and lumbered out into the the freshly fallen snow at the Les Arcs ski resort in France to trample out his distinctly geometric patterns, footprint by footprint. Each work takes the 54-year-old artist anywhere between six hours and two days to complete, an impressive physical feat aided from years of competitive orienteering. The orienteering also helps him in the precise mapping process which often begins on a computer before he’s able to mark landmarks in the snow that guide his precise walking patterns."
I'm impressed, to say the least!
These and many many more can be found on Simon Beck's Facebook page

13 comments

  1. Wow.... just wow....
    No words!! =))

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  2. These are amazing - like mixing Zentangles with Snow Angels

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  3. Wow wow wow! That is amazing ... but I think I am even MORE amazed that he does it in a tank top!!!! LOL!!

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  4. holy cow!! never seen anything like that before, amazing! also looks exhausting!! lol

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  5. Wow! That is incredible. I love landscape art like that. It's so cool to me that artists spend so much time working on a piece of art that will only last a few days, if that!

    P.S. I love Jackson Pollock too!!

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  6. Impressive. AND I am in shock he wearing a tank top. :)

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  7. Hahaha! @the tank top comments. I bet he gets hot though doing all those designs! I always wear a short sleeve shirt when I go snowboarding because I get way too hot! Those snow designs are awesome!

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  8. Holy Cow!!! Those are *SO* cool!!! At first I didn't believe they were real!

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  9. The snow art is so georgeous! And Jane looks adorable in ALL of the headbands.

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  10. That snow art is amazing. It's very pretty, and so well done! I can't believe how perfect it is over such a large area.
    And I too love Jackson Pollock :-)

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